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Durham University

Centre for Resources and Earth Energy Systems (CeREES)

Staff Profiles

Prof. Dave Selby

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42294
Room number: Rm 332

Contact Prof. Dave Selby


2015 - present: Professor in Earth Sciences, Dept of Earth Sciences, Durham University.

2010 — 2015: TOTAL Reader in Petroleum Geosciences, Dept of Earth Sciences, Durham University.

2009: TOTAL Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Geosciences, Dept of Earth Sciences, Durham University

2008: Lecturer in Petroleum Geosciences, Dept of Earth Sciences, Durham University

2005 — 2008: Lecturer, Dept of Earth Sciences, Durham University

2004 — 2005: Research Associate, University of Alberta, Canada

1999 — 2004: Post-doctoral fellow, University of Alberta, Canada

1999: PhD (University of Alberta, Canada)

1994: BSc (Southampton University, UK)

Career Research Highlights

Selby has been involved in the development and application of the Re-Os isotope system since 1999. His research focuses on the systematic development and application of the Re-Os isotope system to economic geology (e.g., sulfide Re-Os geochronology), chronology of sedimentary and petroleum systems, paleoclimate, paleoceanography, macroalgae, and the anthropocene.
His research is conducted in the Source Rock and Sulfide Geochronology and Geochemistry Laboratory and Arthur Holmes Laboratory, which forms an integral part of the Durham Geochemistry Centre.
For excellence in contributions to applied and economic aspects of the science Selby has been awarded the William Smith Fund (2009) from The Geological Society of London. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. In 2014 he received an award for excellence in doctoral supervision.

Conferences and Workshops

2016 — Chaired the session: Development and Application of Nontraditional Isotopes in Studies of Earth History. 2016 Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, 26 Jun – 1 Jul 2016.

2014 — Chaired the session: The Middle Paleozoic World, 2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Nov 1-4.

2014 — Chaired the session: OAE phenomena contributed from Asian and Western Pacific records. IGCP608 meeting, Waseda Japan, September 4-6, 2014.

2013 — AGU Fall Meeting: Chaired Session: Recent Advances in the Study of Ocean Anoxic Events 

2009 — AGU Fall Meeting: Chaired Session: Empirical and Modelling Reconstructions of the Tempo, Mode, and Origin of Palaeocirculation and Climate Change During the Holocene and Prior Periods

2009  Geochemical Society Goldschmidt Conference Chaired Session: Role of Metals in Understanding the Origins of Petroleum

2006 International Highly Siderophile Elements conference: High temperature and low temperature processes, environment and health issues, University of Durham

Current Research Opportunites

If you are interested in any of my research interests, namely Re-Os isotope geochemistry of ore systems, organic-rich rocks, petroleum geoscience, paleoclimate, macroalgae, and the anthropocene please feel free to contact me. 

Advertised PhD projects:

Holocene Sea-Ice Variability and interaction with the ocean and ice sheet along the West Greenland Margin - Supervised by Dr Jerry Lloyd, Professor Erin McClymont, Prof Colm O’Cofaigh (Department of Geography) and Prof Dave Selby (Department of Earth Sciences) - see

Ice sheet – ocean interactions in northeast Greenland: the role of ocean warming on ice stream stability(Ref IAP2-18-42) -

Editorial Roles

2010 – present — Editorial Committee, the Journal of Geology and Exploration

2012 – present — Editorial Committee, the Society of Economic Geologists


2008 – 2012 — Royal Society: Industry Fellowship

Membership of Organisations and Societies

Member, Society of Economic Geologists

Member, American Geophysical Union

Member, EARTH TIME Europe

Member, Geological Association of America

Prizes & Awards

2018 — Fellow of the Geological Society

2014 —Durham University award for excellence in doctoral supervision.

2009 — William Smith Fund from the Geological Society of London. Awarded for excellence in contributions to applied and economic aspects of the science.

2003 — Best Paper - Honourable Mention from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

Recent and Current Grants

2014 – 2017 — Total Ph.D. Scholarship

2014 – 2015 — NERC Catalyst Research Grant 

2012 – 2014 — CLAIR Group Research Grant

2010 – 2012 — SINDRI Research Grant

2010 – 2014 — NERC STD Grant 

2009 – 2012 — Durham University/Helio Resource Corp. Ph.D. Scholarship

2009 – 2012 — Lundin Petroleum Ph.D. Scholarship

2009 – 2010 — NERC Small Grant

2008 – 2017 — TOTAL Endowment Fund

2008 – 2011 — NERC CASE Studentship

2007 – 2010 — CeREES/TOTAL Ph.D. Scholarship

2006 – 2009 — NERC CASE Studentship

2006 – 2008 — Nuffield Newly Appointed Lecturers Grant

2006 – 2009 — Science Foundation Ireland (Marine Institute) Research Frontiers Programme

Research Interests

• Application of isotope geology to metallic and petroleum ore genesis
• Application of rhenium-osmium isotope to time-scale calibration/isotope stratigraphy/mass extinction/petroleum systems/macroalgae/past glaciations etc
• Rhenium-osmium isotope studies of organic-bearing sedimentary rocks/sulphide minerals/organic matter including macroalgae
• Developing the laboratory techniques for the extraction of rhenium and osmium from geological samples


Ph.D. Students (current)

Emma Ownsworth (2017-2020) – PhD – Tracking millennial-scale glacial paleoceanography of the Baltic Sea Basin – Sea to Lake and Lake to Sea - ERC-IAPETUS PhD Scholarship

Zeyang Liu (2015-2019) – PhD – Re-Os fractionation in organic rich sedimentary rocks - CSC-Durham Scholarship

Junjie Liu (2017-2019) – PDRA – CO2 precipitation of oil and associated Re-Os systematics - Total Scholarship

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Washburn, A. M., Hudson, S. M., Selby, D., Abdullayev, N. & Shiyanova, N. (2019). Constraining the timing and depositional conditions of the maikop formation within the Kura Basin, Eastern Azerbaijan, through the application of re‐os geochronology and chemostratigraphy. Journal of Petroleum Geology 42(3): 281-299.
  • Li, Yang, McCoy-West, Alex J., Zhang, Shuang, Selby, David, Burton, Kevin W. & Horan, Kate (2019). Controlling Mechanisms for Molybdenum Isotope Fractionation in Porphyry Deposits: The Qulong Example. Economic Geology 114(5): 981-992.
  • Zhai, Degao, Williams-Jones, Anthony E., Liu, Jiajun, Selby, David, Li, Chao, Huang, Xiao-Wen, Qi, Liang & Guo, Donghang (2019). Evaluating the Use of the Molybdenite Re-Os Chronometer in Dating Gold Mineralization: Evidence from the Haigou Deposit, Northeastern China. Economic Geology 114(5): 897-915.
  • Liu, Junjie, Selby, David, Zhou, Honggang & Pujol, Magali (2019). Further evaluation of the Re-Os systematics of crude oil: Implications for Re-Os geochronology of petroleum systems. Chemical Geology 513: 1-22.
  • Schröder-Adams, C.J, Herrle, J.O Selby, D , Quesnel, A & Froude, G (2019). Influence of the High Arctic Igneous Province on the Cenomanian/Turonian Boundary Interval, Sverdrup Basin, High Canadian Arctic. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 511: 76-88.
  • Li, Y., Zhang, S., Hobbs, R., Caiado, C., Sproson, A.D., Selby, D. & Rooney, A.D. (2019). Monte Carlo sampling for error propagation in linear regression and applications in isochron geochronology. Science Bulletin 64(3): 189-197.
  • Marcoux, Éric, Breillat, Noémie, Guerrot, Catherine, Négrel, Philippe, Hmima, Samia Berrada & Selby, David (2019). Multi-isotopic tracing (Mo, S, Pb, Re Os) and genesis of the Mo W Azegour skarn deposit (High-Atlas, Morocco). Journal of African Earth Sciences 155: 109-117.
  • Rabiee, Ahmad, Rossetti, Federico, Tecce, Francesca, Asahara, Yoshihiro, Azizi, Hossein, Glodny, Johannes, Lucci, Federico, Nozaem, Reza, Opitz, Joachim & Selby, David (2019). Multiphase magma intrusion, ore-enhancement and hydrothermal carbonatisation in the Siah-Kamar porphyry Mo deposit, Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic zone, NW Iran. Ore Geology Reviews 110: 102930.
  • Delibaş, Okan, Moritz, Robert, Selby, David, Göç, Deniz & Revan, Mustafa Kemal (2019). Multiple Porphyry Cu-Mo Events in the Eastern Pontides Metallogenic Belt, Turkey: From Early Cretaceous Subduction to Eocene Postcollision Evolution. Economic Geology
  • Mederer, J., Moritza, R., Chiaradiaa, M., Spikings, R., Selby, D. & Spangenberg, J. E. (2019). Ore formation during Jurassic subduction of the Tethys along the Eurasian margin: Constraints from the Kapan district, Lesser Caucasus, southern Armenia. Economic Geology in press.
  • Percival, L.M.E., Selby, D., Bond, D.P.G., Rachocinski, M., Racki, G., Marynowski, L., Adatte, T., Spangenberg, J.E & Follmi, K.B., (2019). Pulses of enhanced continental weathering associated with multiple Late Devonian climate perturbations: Evidence from osmium-isotope compositions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 524: 240-249.
  • Corrick, Alexander J., Selby, David, McKirdy, David M., Hall, Philip A., Gong, Se, Trefry, Christine & Ross, Andrew S. (2019). Remotely constraining the temporal evolution of offshore oil systems. Scientific Reports 9(1): 1327.
  • Zhai, D., Williams-Jones, E., Selby, D., Liu, J., Voudouris, P. C., Tombros, S., Li, K., Li, P. & Sun, H (2019). The Genesis of the Giant Shuangjianzishan Epithermal Ag-Pb-Zn Deposit, Inner Mongolia, Northeastern China. Economic Geology
  • Ownsworth, Emma, Selby, David, Ottley, Christopher J., Unsworth, Emily, Raab, Andrea, Feldmann, Joerg, Sproson, Adam D., Kuroda, Junichiro, Faidutti, Camilla & Bücker, Patrick (2019). Tracing the natural and anthropogenic influence on the trace elemental chemistry of estuarine macroalgae and the implications for human consumption. Science of The Total Environment 685: 259-272.
  • Simmonds, Vartan, Moazzen, Mohssen & Selby, David (2019). U-Pb zircon and Re-Os molybdenite age of the Siah Kamar porphyry molybdenum deposit, NW Iran. International Geology Review 61(14): 1786-1802.
  • Liu, J. & Selby, D. (2018). A matrix-matched reference material for validating petroleum Re-Os measurements. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 42(1): 97-113.
  • Jones, M.M., Ibarra, D.E., Gaoc, Y., Sageman, B.B., Selby, D., Chamberlain, P. & Graham, S.A. (2018). Evaluating Late Cretaceous OAEs and the influence of marine incursions on organic carbon burial in an expansive East Asian paleo-lake. Earth And Planetary Science Letters 484: 41-52.
  • Washburn, A. M., Hudson, S. M., Selby, D., Abdullayev, N. & Shiyanova, N. (2018). Extended abstract Re-os geochronology and chemostratigraphy of the maikop series source rocks of Eastern Azerbaijan. Journal of Petroleum Geology 41(3): 411-416.
  • Huang, S., Qin, M., Selby, D., Liu, Y., Xu, Q., He, Z., Liu, Z. & Liu, J. (2018). Geochemistry characteristics and Re-Os isotopic dating of Jurassic oil sands in the northwestern margin of the Junggar Basin. Earth Science Frontiers 25(2): 254-266.
  • van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel, M.J., Li, Y., Bohaty, S.M., Middelburg, J.J. & Sluijs, A. (2018). Middle Eocene greenhouse warming facilitated by diminished weathering feedback. Nature Communications 9: 2877.
  • Li, Y., Selby, D., Li, X.-H. & Ottley, C.J. (2018). Multisourced metals enriched by magmatic-hydrothermal fluids in stratabound deposits of the Middle–Lower Yangtze River metallogenic belt, China. Geology 46(5): 391-394.
  • Ge, X, Shen, C, Selby, D, Wang, G, Yang, Z, Gong, Y & Xiong, S (2018). Neoproterozoic-Cambrian petroleum system evolution of the Micang Shan Uplift, Northern Sichuan Basin, China: Insights from pyrobitumen Re-Os geochronology and apatite fission track analysis. AAPG Bulletin 102(8): 1429-1453.
  • Ge, X., Shen, C., Selby, D., Wang, J., Ma, L., Ruan, X., Hu., S. & Mei, L. (2018). Petroleum generation timing and source in the Northern Longmen Shan Thrust Belt, Southwest China: Implications for multiple oil generation episodes and sources. AAPG Bulletin 102(05): 913-938.
  • Li, Y., Li, X.-H., Selby, D. & Li, J.-W. (2018). Pulsed magmatic-fluid release for the formation of porphyry deposits: tracing fluid evolution in absolute time from the Tibetan Qulong Cu-Mo deposit. Geology 46(1): 7-10.
  • Liu, J., Selby, D., Obermajer, M. & Mort, A. (2018). Rhenium–osmium geochronology and oil-source correlation of the Duvernay petroleum system, Western Canada sedimentary basin: Implications for the application of the rhenium–osmium geochronometer to petroleum systems. AAPG Bulletin 102(8): 1627-1657.
  • Myint, A.Z., Yonezu, K., Boyce, A., Selby, D., Scherstén, A., Tindell, T., Watanabe, K. & Swe, Y. (2018). Stable isotope and geochronological study of the Mawchi Sn-W deposit, Myanmar: implications for timing of mineralization and ore genesis. Ore Geology Reviews 95: 663-679.
  • Saintilan, N. J., Selby, D., Creaser, R. A. & Dewaele, S. (2018). Sulphide Re-Os geochronology links orogenesis, salt and Cu-Co ores in the Central African Copperbelt. Scientific Reports 8(1): 14946.
  • Sproson, Adam D., Selby, David, Gannoun, Abdelmouchine, Burton, Kevin W., Dellinger, Mathieu & Lloyd, Jeremy M. (2018). Tracing the impact of coastal water geochemistry on the Re-Os systematics of macroalgae: Insights from the basaltic terrain of Iceland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 123(9): 2791-2806.
  • Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Jenkyns, H., Hesselbo, S., Riding, J., Selby, D., Naafs, D., Weijers, J., Pancost, R.D., Tegelaar, E.W. & Idiz, E. (2017). Carbon sequestration in an expanded lake system during the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event. Nature Geoscience 16(2): 129-134.
  • Rooney, A.D., Austermann, J., Smith, E.F., Li, Y., Selby, D., Dehler, C.M., Schmitz, M.D., Karlstrom, K.E. & Macdonald, F.A. (2017). Coupled Re-Os and U-Pb geochronology of the Tonian Chuar Group, Grand Canyon. GSA Bulletin 130(7-8): 1085-1098.
  • Li, Y., Selby, D., Condon, D. & Tapster, S. (2017). Cyclic magmatic-hydrothermal evolution in porphyry systems: High-precision U-Pb and Re-Os geochronology constraints from the Tibetan Qulong porphyry Cu-Mo deposit. Economic Geology 112(6): 1419-1440.
  • Li, Z.-K., Bi, S.-J., Li, J.-W., Zhang, W., Cooke, D.R. & Selby, D. (2017). Distal Pb-Zn-Ag veins associated with the world-class Donggou porphyry Mo deposit, southern North China craton. Ore Geology Reviews 82: 232-251.
  • Them, T.R., Gill, B. C., Selby, D., Gröcke, D.R., Friedman, R.M. & Owens, J.D. (2017). Evidence for rapid weathering response to climatic warming during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event. Scientific Reports 7(1): 5003.
  • Li, Y., Selby, D., Feely, M., Costanzo, A. & Li, X.-H. (2017). Fluid inclusion characteristics and molybdenite Re-Os geochronology of the Qulong porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Tibet. Mineralium Deposita 52(2): 137-158.
  • Chang, J., Li, J.-W., Selby, D., Liu, J.-C. & Deng, X.-D. (2017). Geological and chronological constraints on the long-lived Eocene Yulong porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, eastern Tibet, China: implications for lifespan of magmatic-hydrothermal processes forming giant and supergiant porphyry Cu deposits. Economic Geology 112(7): 1719-1746.
  • Pogge von Strandmann, P., Desrochers, A., Murphy, M.J., Finlay, A.J., Selby, D. & Lenton, T.M. (2017). Global climate stabilisation by chemical weathering during the Hirnantian glaciation. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 3(2): 230-237.
  • Racionero-Gómez, B., Sproson, A.D., Selby, D., Gannoun, A., Gröcke, D.R., Greenwell, H.C. & Burton, K.W. (2017). Osmium uptake, distribution, and 187Os/188Os and 187Re/188Os compositions in Phaeophyceae macroalgae, Fucus vesiculosus: Implications for determining the 187Os/188Os composition of seawater. Geochimica Cosmochimica et Acta 199: 48-57.
  • Delibaş, O., Moritz, R., Chiaradia, M., Selby, D., Ulianov, A. & Revan, M.K. (2017). Post-collisional magmatism and ore-forming systems in the Menderes massif: new constraints from the Miocene porphyry Mo–Cu Pınarbaşı system, Gediz–Kütahya, western Turkey. Mineralium Deposita 52(8): 1157-1178.
  • Kelley, K.D., Selby, D., Falck, H. & Slack, J.F. (2017). Re-Os systematics and age of pyrite associated with stratiform Zn-Pb mineralization in the Howards Pass district, Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada. Mineralium Deposita 52(3): 317-335.
  • Zeng, Z., Ma, Y., Chen, S., Selby, D., Wang, X. & Yin, X. (2017). Sulfur and lead isotopic compositions of massive sulfides from deep-sea hydrothermal systems: Implications for ore genesis and fluid circulation. Ore Geology Reviews 87: 155-171.
  • Veloso, E., Cembrano, J., Arancibia, G., Heuser, G., Neira, S., Siña, A., Garrido, I., Vermeesch, P. & Selby, D. (2017). Tectono-metallogenetic evolution of the Fe–Cu deposit of Dominga, northern Chile. Mineralium Deposita 52(4): 595-620.
  • Barra, F., Reich, M., Selby, D., Rojas, P., Simon, A., Salazar, E. & Palma, G. (2017). Unraveling the origin of the Andean IOCG clan: A Re-Os isotope approach. Ore Geology Reviews 81(Part 1): 62-78.
  • Alderton, D.H.M., Selby, D., Kucha, H. & Blundell, D.J. (2016). A multistage origin for Kupferschiefer mineralization. Ore Geology Reviews 79: 535-543.
  • Ge, X., Shen, C., Selby, D., Deng, D. & Mei, L. (2016). Apatite fission-track and Re-Os geochronology of the Xuefeng uplift, China: Temporal implications for dry gas associated hydrocarbon systems. Geology 44(6): 491-494.
  • Buret, Y., von Quadt, A., Heinrich, C.A., Selby, D., Wälle, M. & Peytcheva, I. (2016). From a long-lived upper-crustal magma chamber to rapid porphyry copper emplacement: Reading the geochemistry of zircon crystals at Bajo de la Alumbrera (NW Argentina). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 450: 120-131.
  • Moritz, R., Rezeau, H., Ovtcharova, M., Tayan, R., Melkonyan, R., Hovakimyan, S., Ramazanov, V., Selby, D., Ulianov, A., Chiaradia, M. & Putlitz, B. (2016). Long-lived, stationary magmatism and pulsed porphyry systems during Tethyan subduction to post-collision evolution in the southernmost Lesser Caucasus, Armenia and Nakhitchevan. Gondwana Research 37: 465-503.
  • Moritz, R., Melkonyan, R., Selby, D., Popkhadze, N., Gugushvili, V., Tayan, R. & Ramazanov, V. (2016). Metallogeny of the Lesser Caucasus: From arc construction to post-collision evolution. Special Publications of the Society of Economic Geologists 19: 157-192.
  • Dichiarante, A.M., Holdsworth, R.E., Dempsey, E.D., Selby, D., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Michie, U., Morgan, G. & Bonniface, J. (2016). New structural and Re–Os geochronological evidence constraining the age of faulting and associated mineralization in the Devonian Orcadian Basin, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society 173(3): 457-473.
  • Akbulut, M., Oyman, T., Çiçek, M., Selby, D., Özgenç, İ. & Tokçaer, M. (2016). Petrography, mineral chemistry, fluid inclusion microthermometry and Re–Os geochronology of the Küre volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit (Central Pontides, Northern Turkey). Ore Geology Reviews 76: 1-18.
  • Racionero-Gómez, B., Sproson, A.D., Selby, D., Gröcke, D.R., Redden, H. & Greenwell, H.C. (2016). Rhenium uptake and distribution in phaeophyceae macroalgae, Fucus vesiculosus. Royal Society Open Science 3(5): 160161.
  • Rezeau, H., Moritz, R., Wotzlaw, J.-F., Tayan, R., Melkonyan, R., Ulianov, A., Selby, D., d'Abzac, F.-X. & Stern, R.A. (2016). Temporal and genetic link between incremental pluton assembly and pulsed porphyry Cu-Mo formation in accretionary orogens. Geology 44(8): 627-630.
  • Rooney, A.D., Selby, D., Lloyd, J.M., Roberts, D.H., Lückge, A., Sageman, B.B. & Prouty, N.G. (2016). Tracking millennial-scale Holocene glacial advance and retreat using osmium isotopes: Insights from the Greenland ice sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews 138: 49-61.
  • Aleinikoff, J.N., Selby, D., Slack, J.F., Day, W.C., Pillers, R.M., Cosca, M.A., Seeger, C.M., Fanning, C.M. & Samson, I.M. (2016). U-Pb, Re-Os, and Ar/Ar Geochronology of Rare Earth Element (REE)-Rich Breccia Pipes and Associated Host Rocks from the Mesoproterozoic Pea Ridge Fe-REE-Au Deposit, St. Francois Mountains, Missouri. Economic Geology 111(8): 1883-1914.
  • Du Vivier, Alice D. C., Jacobson, Andrew D., Lehn, Gregory O., Selby, David, Hurtgen, Matthew T. & Sageman, Bradley B. (2015). Ca isotope stratigraphy across the Cenomanian–Turonian OAE 2: Links between volcanism, seawater geochemistry, and the carbonate fractionation factor. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 416: 121-131.
  • Zeng, Z., Ma, Y., Yin, X., Selby, D., Kong, F. & Chen, S. (2015). Factors affecting the rare earth element compositions in massive sulfides from deep-sea hydrothermal systems. Geochemistry, geophysics, geosystems 16(8): 2679-2693.
  • Chelle-Michou, C., Chiaradia, M., Selby, D., Ovtcharova, M. & Spikings, R.A. (2015). High-resolution geochronology of the Coroccohuayco porphyry-skarn deposit, Peru: A rapid product of the Incaic orogeny. Economic Geology 110(2): 423-443.
  • Bezard, R., Schaefer, B.F., Turner, S., Davidson, J.P. & Selby, D. (2015). Lower crustal assimilation in oceanic arcs: Insights from an osmium isotopic study of the Lesser Antilles. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 150: 330-344.
  • Du Vivier, A. D. C., Selby, D., Condon, D. J., Takashima, R. & Nishi, H. (2015). Pacific 187Os/188Os isotope chemistry and U-Pb geochronology: synchroneity of global Os isotope change across OAE 2. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 428: 204-216.
  • Chinnasamy, S.S., Uken, R., Reinhardt, J., Selby, D. & Johnson, S. (2015). Pressure, temperature, and timing of mineralization of the sedimentary rock-hosted orogenic gold deposit at Klipwal, southeastern Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa. Mineralium Deposita 50(6): 739-766.
  • Holdsworth, R.E., Dempsey, E., Selby, D., Darling, J.R., Feely, M., Costanzo, A., Strachan, R.A., Waters, P., Finlay, A.J. & Porter, S.J. (2015). Silurian–Devonian magmatism, mineralization, regional exhumation and brittle strike-slip deformation along the Loch Shin Line, NW Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society, London 172(6): 748-762.
  • Rice, C.M., Mark, D.F., Selby, D., Neilson, J. & Davidheiser-Kroll, B. (2015). The age and geological setting of quartz vein-hosted gold mineralisation at Curraghinalt, Northern Ireland: Implications for genesis and classification. Economic Geology
  • Hemmesch, N.T., Harris, N.B., Mnich, C.A. & Selby, D. (2014). A sequence-stratigraphic framework for the Upper Devonian Woodford Shale, Permian Basin, west Texas. AAPG Bulletin 98(1): 23-47.
  • Porter, S.J., Selby, D. & Vyllinniskii, C. (2014). Characterising the nickel isotopic composition of organic-rich marine sediments. Chemical Geology 387: 12-21.
  • White, A., Burgess, R., Charnley, N., Selby, D., Whitehouse, M., Robb, L. & Waters, D. (2014). Constraints on the timing of late-Eburnean metamorphism, gold mineralisation and regional exhumation at Damang mine, Ghana. Precambrian Research 243: 18-38.
  • Prouty, N.G., Roark, E.B., Koenig, A., Demopoulos, A.W., Batista, F.C., Kocar, B.D., Selby, D., McCarthy, M.D. & Mienis, F. (2014). Deep-sea coral record of human impact on watershed quality in the Mississippi River Basin. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28(1): 29-43.
  • Hughes, H.S.R., McDonald, I., Goodenough, K.M., Ciborowski, T.J.R., Kerr, A.C., Davies, J.H.F.L. & Selby, D. (2014). Enriched lithospheric mantle keel below the Scottish margin of the North Atlantic Craton: Evidence from the Palaeoproterozoic Scourie Dyke Swarm and mantle xenoliths. Precambrian Research 250: 97-126.
  • Du Vivier, A.D.C., Selby, D., Sageman, B.B, Jarvis, I., Gröcke, D.R. & Voigt, S. (2014). Marine 187Os/188Os isotope stratigraphy reveals the interaction of volcanism and ocean circulation during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Earth And Planetary Science Letters 389(1): 23-33.
  • Bertoni, M.E., Rooney, A.D., Selby, D., Alkmim, F.F. & Le Heron, D.P. (2014). Neoproterozoic Re–Os systematics of organic-rich rocks in the São Francisco Basin, Brazil and implications for hydrocarbon exploration. Precambrian Research 255(1): 355-366.
  • Porter, S.J., Smith, P.L., Carruthers, A.H., Hou, P., Gröcke, D.R. & Selby, D. (2014). New high resolution geochemistry of Lower Jurassic marine sections in western North America: A global positive carbon isotope excursion in the Sinemurian? Earth and Planetary Science Letters 397: 19-31.
  • Lawley, C.J., Selby, D., Condon, D. & Imber, J. (2014). Palaeoproterozoic orogenic gold style mineralization at the Southwestern Archaean Tanzanian cratonic margin, Lupa Goldfield, SW Tanzania: Implications from U–Pb titanite geochronology. Gondwana Research 26(3-4): 1141-1158.
  • Rooney, A.D., Macdonald, F., Strauss, J.V., Dudás, F.Ö., Hallmann, C. & Selby, D. (2014). Re-Os geochronology and coupled Os-Sr isotope constraints on the Sturtian snowball Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(1): 51-56.
  • Cumming, V.M., Selby, D., Lillis, P.G. & Lewan, M.D. (2014). Re–Os geochronology and Os isotope fingerprinting of petroleum sourced from a Type I lacustrine kerogen: Insights from the natural Green River petroleum system in the Uinta Basin and hydrous pyrolysis experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 138: 32-56.
  • Sperling, E.A., Rooney, A.D., Hays, L., Sergeeva, V.N., Vorob’eva, N.G., Sergeeva, N.D., Pearson, A., Selby, D., Johnston, D.T. & Knoll, A.H. (2014). Redox heterogeneity of subsurface waters in the Mesoproterozoic ocean. Geobiology 12(5): 373-386.
  • Zeng, Z., Chen, S., Selby, D., Yin, X. & Wang, X. (2014). Rhenium–osmium abundance and isotopic compositions of massive sulfides from modern deep-sea hydrothermal systems: Implications for vent associated ore forming processes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 396: 223-234.
  • Hassanpour, S., Alirezaei, S., Rasa, I., Selby, D. & Sergeev, S (2014). SHRIMP zircon U–Pb and biotite and hornblende Ar–Ar geochronology of Sungun, Haftcheshmeh, Kighal, and Niaz porphyry Cu–Mo systems: evidence for an early Miocene porphyry-style mineralization in northwest Iran. International Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Wanhainen, C., Nigatu, W., Selby, D., McLeod, C., Nordin, R. & Bolin, N-J. (2014). The Distribution, Character, and Rhenium Content of Molybdenite in the Aitik Cu-Au-Ag-(Mo) Deposit and Its Southern Extension in the Northern Norrbotten Ore District, Northern Sweden. Minerals 4(4): 788-814.
  • Cumming, V.M., Poulton, S.W., Rooney, A.D. & Selby, D. (2013). Anoxia in the terrestrial environment during the Late Mesoproterozoic. Geology 41(5): 583-586.
  • Li, K., Li, J., Zhao, X., Selby, D., Bi, S., Sui, J. & Zhao, Z. (2013). Crustal-Extension Ag-Pb-Zn Veins in the Xiong’ershan District, southern North China Craton: A Case Study of the Shagou Deposit. Economic Geology 108: 1703-1729.
  • Lillis, P.G. & Selby, D. (2013). Evaluation of the Rhenium-Osmium geochronometer in the Phosphoria Petroleum System, Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana, USA. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 118: 312-330.
  • Tang, K, Li, J, Selby, D, Bi, S & Deng, X (2013). Geology, mineralization, and geochronology of the Qianhe gold deposit, southern North China Craton. Mineralium Deposita
  • Lawley, C.J., Selby, D., Condon, D.J., Horstwood, M., Millar, I., Crowley, Q. & Imber, J. (2013). Lithogeochemistry, Geochronology and Geodynamic Setting of the Lupa Terrane, Tanzania: Implications for the Extent of the Archean Tanzanian Craton. Precambrian Research 231: 174-193.
  • Li, J., Vasconcelos, P.M., Zhou, M., Deng, X., Cohen, B., Bi, Zhao, X., & Selby, D. (2013). Longevity of magmatic-hydrothermal systems in the Daye Cu-Fe-Au District, eastern China with implications for mineral exploration. Ore Geology Reviews 57: 375-392.
  • Harris, N.B., Mnich, C.A., Selby, D. & Korn, D. (2013). Minor and Trace Element and Re-Os Chemistry of the Upper Devonian Woodford Shale, Permian Basin, West Texas: Insights into Metal Abundance and Basin Processes. Chemical Geology 356: 76-93.
  • Porter, S.J., Selby, D., Suzuki, K. & Gröcke, D.R. (2013). Opening of a trans-Pangaean marine corridor during the Early Jurassic: Insights from osmium isotopes across the Sinemurian–Pliensbachian GSSP, Robin Hood's Bay, UK. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 375: 50-58.
  • Lawley, C.J., Selby, D. & Imber, J. (2013). Re-Os Molybdenite, Pyrite, and Chalcopyrite Geochronology, Lupa Goldfield, Southwestern Tanzania: Tracing Metallogenic Time Scales at Midcrustal Shear Zones Hosting Orogenic Au Deposits. Economic geology 108(7): 1591-1613.
  • Lawley, C.J., Imber, J. & Selby, D. (2013). Structural Controls on Orogenic Au Mineralization During Transpression: Lupa Goldfield, Southwestern Tanzania. Economic Geology 108(7): 1615-1640.
  • Zhao, X., Zhou, M., Li, J., Selby, D., Li, X. & Qi, L. (2013). Sulfide Re-Os and Rb-Sr isotope dating of the Kangdian IOCG metallogenic province, southwest China: Implications for regional metallogenesis. Economic Geology 108: 1489-1498.
  • Schoepfer, S. D., Henderson, C. M., Garrison, G. H., Foriel, J., Ward, P. W., Selby, D., Hower, J. C., Algeo, T. J. & Sheng, Y. (2013). Termination of a continent-margin upwelling system at the Permian-Triassic boundary (Opal Creek, Alberta, Canada). Global and Planetary Change 105: 21-35.
  • Deng, X.D., Li, J.W., Zhao, X.F., Hu, Z.C., Hu, H., Selby, D. & de Souza, Z. (2013). U–Pb isotope and trace element analysis of columbite-(Mn) and zircon by laser ablation ICP–MS: Implications for geochronology of pegmatite and associated ore deposits. Chemical Geology 344: 1-11.
  • Holwell, D.A, Selby, D, Boyce, A.J, Gilbertson, J.A & Abraham-James, T (2012). An Re-Os date for molybdenite-bearing quartz vein mineralization within the Kangerlussuaq alkaline complex, East Greenland: Implications for the timing of regional metallogenesis. Economic Geology 107: 713-722.
  • Rooney, A.D., Selby, D, Lewan, M.D., Lillis, P.G. & Houzay, J-P. (2012). Evaluating Re-Os systematics in organic-rich sedimentary rocks in response to petroleum generation using hydrous pyrolysis experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 77: 275-291.
  • Li, Jian-Wei, Bi, Shi-Jian, Selby, David, Chen, Lei, Vasconcelos, Paulo, Thiede, David, Zhou, Mei-Fu, Zhao, Xin-Fu, Li, Zhan-Ke & Qiu, Hua-Ning (2012). Giant Mesozoic gold provinces related to the destruction of the North China Craton. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 349-350: 26-37.
  • Finlay, A. J., Selby, D. & Osborne, M. J. (2012). Petroleum source rock identification of United Kingdom Atlantic Margin oil fields and the Western Canadian Oil Sands using Platinum, Palladium, Osmium and Rhenium: Implications for global petroleum systems. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 313-314: 95-104.
  • Reid, A., Smith, R.N., Baker, T., Jagodzinki, E.A., Selby., D. Gregory, C.J. & Skirrow, R., (2012). Re-Os dating of molybdenite within hematite-breccias from the Vulcan Cu-Au prospect, Olympic Cu-Au province, south Australia. Economic Geology 108: 871-882.
  • Lawley, C.J.M & Selby, D (2012). Re-Os Geochronology of Quartz Enclosed Ultra-fine Molybdenite: Implications for Ore Geochronology. Economic Geology 107(7): 1499-1506.
  • Cumming, V.M, Selby, D & Lillis, P.G (2012). Re–Os geochronology of the lacustrine Green River Formation: Insights into direct depositional dating of lacustrine successions, Re–Os systematics and paleocontinental weathering. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 359-360: 194-205.
  • Li, Jian-Wei, Li, Zhan-Ke, Zhou, Mei-Fu, Chen, Lei, Bi, Shi-Jian, Deng, Xiao-Dong, Qiu, Hua-Ning, Cohen, B, Selby, D & Zhao, Xin-Fu (2012). The Early Cretaceous Yangzhaiyu Lode Gold Deposit, North China Craton: A link between carton reactivation and gold veining. Economic Geology 107: 43-79.
  • Finlay, A.J., McComish, J.M. Ottley, C.J., Bates, C.R. & Selby, D. (2012). Trace element fingerprinting of ceramic building material from Carpow and York Roman fortresses manufactured by the VI Legion. Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Finlay, A. J., Selby, D & Osborne, M. J (2011). Re-Os geochronology and fingerprinting of United Kingdom Atlantic margin oil: Temporal implications for regional petroleum systems. Geology 39(5): 475-478.
  • Rooney, A. D., Chew, D. M. & Selby, D. (2011). Re-Os geochronology of the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Dalradian Supergroup of Scotland and Ireland: Implications for Neoproterozoic stratigraphy, glaciations and Re-Os systematics. Precambrian Research 185: 202-214.
  • Kerr, A & Selby, D (2011). The timing of epigenetic gold mineralization on the Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada: new evidence from Re-Os pyrite geochronology. Mineralium Deposita
  • Finlay, A. J., , Selby, D.,, Osborne, M. & Finucane, D. (2010). Fault-charged mantle-fluid contamination of United Kingdom North Sea oils: Insights from Re-Os isotopes. Geology 38(11): 979-982.
  • Feely, M., Selby, D., , Conliffe, J., & Hunt, J. (2010). Long-lived granite-related molybdenite mineralisation at Connemara, western Irish Caledonides. Geological Magazine
  • Conliffe, J. Selby, D., Porter, S.J. & Feely, M. (2010). Re-Os molybdenite dates from the Ballachulish and Kilmelford Igneous Complexes (Scottish Highlands): Age constraints for late-Caledonian magmatism. Journal of the Geological Society, London 167: 297-302.
  • Rooney, A.D., Selby, D., Houzay, J-P. & Renne, P.R. (2010). Re–Os geochronology of a Mesoproterozoic sedimentary succession, Taoudeni basin, Mauritania: Implications for basin-wide correlations and Re–Os organic-rich sediments systematics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 289(3-4): 486-496.
  • Porter, S.J., & Selby, D. (2010). Rhenium-Osmium (Re-Os) molybdenite systematics and geochronology of the Cruchan Granite skarn mineralization, Etive Complex: implications for emplacement chronology. Scottish Journal of Geology 46: 17-21.
  • Finlay, A.J., Selby, D. & Gröcke, D.R. (2010). Tracking the Hirnantian glaciation using Os isotopes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 293(3-4): 339-348.
  • Kendall, B. S., Creaser, R. A. & Selby, D. (2009). 187Re-187Os geochronology of Precambrian organic-rich sedimentary rocks. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 326: 85-107.
  • Selby, D., , Kelley, K.D., Hitzman, M.W., & Zieg, J. (2009). Re-Os sulfide (bornite, chalcopyrite and pyrite) systematics of the carbonate-hosted copper deposits at Ruby Creek, southern Brooks Range, Alaska. Economic Geology 104: 437-444.
  • Selby, D., , Mutterlose, J., & Condon, D.J. (2009). U-Pb and Re-Os Geochronology of the Aptian/Albian and Cenomanian/Turonian stage boundaries: Implications for timescale calibration, osmium isotope seawater composition and Re-Os systematics in organic-rich sediments. Chemical Geology 265: 394-409.
  • Selby, D. (2009). U-Pb zircon geochronology of the Aptian/Albian boundary implies that the GL-O international glauconite standard is anomalously young. Cretaceous Research 30: 1263-1267.
  • Morelli, R.M., Creaser, R.A., Seltmann, R. Stuart, F.M., Selby, D. & Graupner, T. (2007). Age of and source constraints for the Giant Murantau gold deposit, Uzbekistan, from coupled Re-Os-He isotopes in arsenopyrite. Geology 35: 795-798.
  • Selby, D., Creaser, R.A., Stein, H. J., Markey, R. J. & Hannah, J. L. (2007). Assessment of the 187Re decay constant by cross calibration of Re–Os molybdenite and U–Pb zircon chronometers in magmatic ore systems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71(8): 1999-2013.
  • Selby, D. (2007). Direct rhenium-osmium age of the oxfordian-kimmidgian boundary, Staffin Bay, Isle of Skye, UK and the Late Jurassic geologic timescale. Norwegian Journal of Geology 87: 291-299.
  • Selby, D., Creaser, R. A. & Fowler, M. G. (2007). Re-Os elemental and isotopic systematics in crude oils. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71: 378-386.
  • Feely, M., Selby, D., Conliffe, J. & Judge, M. (2007). The role and temporal evolution of granite–related molybdenite mineral systems along the Caledonian-Appalachian orogen: Implications from Re-Os geochronology and fluid inclusion microthermometry. Applied Earth Science (IMM Transactions section B) 116(3): 143-149.
  • Kendall, B., Creaser, R. A. & Selby, D. (2006). Re-Os geochronology of the post-glacial black shales in Australia: Constraints on the timing of “Sturtian” glaciation. Geology 34: 729-732.
  • Selby, D & Creaser, R.A (2005). Direct radiometric dating of hydrocarbon deposits using Rhenium-Osmium isotopes. Science 308(5726): 1293-1295.
  • Selby, D & Creaser, R.A (2005). Direct radiometric dating of the Devonian-Mississippian time-scale boundary using the Re-Os black shale geochronometer. Geology 33(7): 545-548.
  • Selby, D, Creaser, R.A, Dewing, K & Fowler, M (2005). Evaluation of bitumen as a 187Re-187Os geochronometer for hydrocarbon maturation and migration: A case study from the Polaris MVT deposit, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 235(1-2): 1-15.
  • Selby, D, Creaser, R.A & Feely, M (2004). Accurate and precise Re-Os molybdenite dates from the Galway Granite, Ireland. A Critical Comment to: 'Disturbance of the Re-Os chronometer of molybdenites from the late-Caledonian Galway Granite, Ireland, by hydrothermal fluid circulation.'. Geochemical Journal 35: 29-35.
  • Kendall, B.S, Creaser, R.A, Ross, G.M & Selby, D (2004). Constraints on the timing of Marinoan 'Snowball Earth' glaciation by 187Re-187Os dating of a Neoproterozoic, post-glacial black shale in Western Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 222: 729-740.
  • Selby, D & Creaser, R.A (2004). Macroscale NTIMS and microscale LA-MC-ICP-MS Re-Os isotopic analysis of molybdenite: Testing spatial restrictions for reliable Re-Os age determinations, and implications for the decoupling of Re and Os within molybdenite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68: 3897-3908.
  • Morelli, R.M, Creaser, R.A & Selby, D (2004). Re-Os sulfide geochronology from the Red Dog sedimentary-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, Alaska. Economic Geology 99: 1569-1576.
  • Selby, D, Creaser, R.A, Heaman, L.M & Hart, C.J.R (2003). Re-Os and U-Pb geochronology of the Clear Creek, Dublin Gulch and Mactung deposits, Tombstone Gold Belt, Canada: Absolute timing relationships between plutonism and mineralization. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 40: 1839-1852.
  • Selby, D & Creaser, R.A (2003). Re-Os geochronology of organic rich sediments: An evaluation of organic matter analysis methods. Chemical Geology 200: 225-240.
  • Selby, D, Creaser, R.A, Hart, C.J.R, Rombach, C.S, Thompson, J.F.H, Smith, M.T, Bakke, A & Goldfarb, R.J (2002). Absolute timing of sulfide and gold mineralization: A comparison of Re-Os molybdenite and Ar-Ar mica methods from the Tintina Gold Belt, Alaska. Geology 30(9): 791-794.
  • Creaser, R.A, Sannigrahi, P, Chacko, T & Selby, D (2002). Further evaluation of the Re-Os geochronometer in organic-rich sedimentary rocks: A test of hydrocarbon maturation effects in the Exshaw Formation, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 66: 3441-3452.
  • Selby, D, Nesbitt, B. E, Creaser, R. A, Reynolds, P. H & Muehlenbachs, K (2001). Evidence of a Non-Magmatic Component in Potassic Hydrothermal Fluids of Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo Systems, Yukon, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65: 571-587.
  • Selby, D & Creaser, R. A (2001). Late and Mid Cretaceous mineralization in the Northern Canadian Cordillera: Constraints from Re-Os molybdenite dates. Economic Geology 96: 1461-1467.
  • Selby, D & Creaser, R. A., (2001). Re-Os Geochronology and Systematics in Molybdenite from the Endako Porphyry Molybdenum Deposit, British Columbia, Canada. Economic Geology 96: 197-204.
  • Selby, D & Nesbitt, B. E., (2000). Biotite Chemistry of the Casino Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo Mineralization, Yukon, Canada: Evaluation of Magmatic and Hydrothermal Fluid Chemistry. Chemical Geology 171: 77-93.
  • Selby, D, Nesbitt, B. E, Muehlenbachs, K & Prochaska, W (2000). Hydrothermal Alteration and Fluid Chemistry the Endako Porphyry Molybdenum System, British Columbia. Economic Geology 95: 183-202.
  • Selby, D., Creaser, R.A. & Nesbitt, B.E. (1999). Geochemical and Sr-Nd-Pb Systematics of Crystalline Rocks from the Dawson Range, Yukon, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 36: 1463-1481.

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